Decline in AZ birthrate: Lack of romance, faltering economy or increased enforcement of illegal hiring?

The daily appears unsure

The article is worth reading for its peculiar take on the issue. It seems none of those interviewed for this article want to give credit where it is most likely due: Increased enforcement and fewer jobs are causing illegals who are in the state to return home.

The incentive for others to come here in violation of the law is also considerably diminished.

That was the intent of the Fair and Legal Employment Act, (House Bill 2779), familiarly known as Employer Sanctions, which Gov. Janet Napolitano unexpectedly  signed into law July 2, 2007.

It’s working.

Read the article here.

6 Responses to Decline in AZ birthrate: Lack of romance, faltering economy or increased enforcement of illegal hiring?

  1. Vince says:

    This caught my attention in the linked article:

    Dr. Dean Coonrod, department chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Maricopa Integrated Health System, says births there are down about 10 percent. Coonrod monitors the numbers closely for staffing and revenue reasons, and figures show a consistent decline each month from January through September with the exception of February. The hospital depends heavily on births for revenue, which on average bring in about $4,000 to $5,000 each.

    Since Maricopa Integrated Health System is essentially the County hospital and few pay full fare if anything at all, my question is, who IS paying? I have a sneaking suspicion it’s you and me!!

    And the fellow from Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, blames the decline in “baby volume” on pressure negatively impacting ovulation.

    Are these people kidding?

  2. Kelly says:

    What a hoot! They ran the SAME article in Tucson with a Pima County slant in the Tucson Citizen. At the bottom of the article it says: The Arizona Republic contributed to this article.

    Wow! Who’d a guessed?

  3. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Mama Latisha Jones and her newborn, Lakisha Johnson appear oblivious to the state’s economic woes while at the Maricopa Medical Center.

  4. Night Owl says:

    This is what the esteemed Dalai Lama has to say on the subject:
    Does anyone agree?

  5. SherriAZ says:

    The only silver lining thus far in this whole mess is the southward travels of illegal aliens. Unfortunately, as soon as the word gets out that Reid and Pelosi are trying to revive the DREAM act and McCain and B.O. are cooking up the latest amnesty attempt, illegals will be crossing back over. Most of the births for Latinas are to unwed moms. It’s a cultural thing- love those family values!

  6. Jill Franklin says:

    Has the employer sanctions law had an affect on Maricopa County birthrates among illegal aliens? To say the least, the jury is still out on that one. The illegal invasion which continues daily more than makes up for whatever reduced birthrate there may be. Employer Sanctions is great. Eliminating sanctuary policies, full immigration law enforcement and the border fence are still key to defending our country from further invasion.